Tracy Tiernan - March 10, 2022 - Criminal Defense

The criminal expungement process can clear an arrest as well as any charges or convictions that appear on your record. While some people use the terms ‘expungement’ and ‘sealing’ synonymously, they are actually different processes. Expungement refers to erasing documentation associated with a person’s criminal history, while sealing refers to when something is no longer […]

Tracy Tiernan - February 7, 2022 - Criminal Defense

Several bills addressing criminal justice in Oklahoma will receive consideration when the legislature looks to pass these measures on February 7, 2022. To become laws, bills must pass through both House as well as Senate committees and then receive the support of votes from both chambers. After this, Oklahoma’s governor still has final authority to […]

Tracy Tiernan - January 25, 2022 - Criminal Defense

Plea bargaining is a type of agreement in criminal cases that can be utilized to avoid a trial. Instead of proceeding to a jury trial, the prosecution and the defendant work together to reach an agreement. Oftentimes, plea bargains include lesser charges in exchange for a guilty plea. Generally though, if a defendant pleads guilty, […]